The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in May 2019 was 122,166 thousand tonnes which is a 13% decrease from May 2018. Demersal catch was 48 thousand tonnes in May, 7% more than in May 2018. Flatfish catch decresed by 11% between years and shellfish catch decreased by 29%. Pelagic catch decreased by 23%.
In the 12 month period from June 2018 to May 2019 the total catch was nearly 1,096 thousand tonnes and has decreased by 14% compared with the same period a year earlier. This decrease is due to less pelagic catch.
The value index in May is 2.5% higher than in May 2018.
|Fish catch at constant prices|
|Fish catch in tonnes|
|Other demersal catch||5,089||5,142||1||34,875||31,577||-9|
|Other pelagic catch||0||0||-||0||0||-|
Information about catch of fish which are published in this press release are preliminary figures. The data is gathered by the Directorate of Fisheries.